Chairs of Governors

Alice Hodges

I am a Parent Governor with 3 children at the school/nursery. I joined the Governing Body because I wanted to be involved in the school that my children go to. I love getting to see all the achievements that the children at Shirley Warren make.

Vice-Chair of Governors


Clerk of Governors

Susie Rosie

I have been Clerk to the Governors at Shirley Warren since 2000. I have 4 children, 3 of whom all went to the school and one who still attends. I think clerking enables me to support my children's education in a very practical way, as well as supporting the local community that I live in.'



Alison Mann - Head Teacher 


Laura Allen (covering a maternity leave)


Sophia Neofytou (on maternity leave)

I am a class teacher in Year Three and Science Leader at Shirley Warren Primary School and Nursery. When asked why I wanted to become a staff governor for our school, the primary reason that came to mind was that I believe in our school and want to contribute to make a difference. I would like to support our school in achieving our aims and objectives beyond the support of being a teacher. I aim to gain more experience, leadership skills and knowledge in how our school runs and am passionate about having a positive impact for our pupils, staff and school. I aim to be a representative member of staff who brings commitment, motivation and balance to the Governing Body. I have the chance to bring my knowledge as a Class Teacher, as well as previous experience as a Learning Support Assistant to the process of governance, to support the Governing Body in shaping our strategic policy and vision.

Azmi Quraish

I have always been passionate about children’s education and was thrilled to join as a co-opted governor at Shirley Warren Primary School.  I believe my legal background and training provide relevant skills and contribution to the governing body, whilst my previous experience as a parent governor give me a personal understanding of the demographics of the school.


Sally Spicer

With my recent knowledge in local government as a city councillor and a back ground of 18 years in early years, I really wanted to put my knowledge to good use in the role of a governor. My son also attends the school so it's great to be involved in the improvement and progression of the school in which he attends. I also really enjoy working in the community to make a difference.

Catrin Watkins 

My name is Catrin and I have recently joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor.  I am grateful to have this opportunity to be able to be involved in the educational journey of all the children who attend the school.  As well as being a mum, I am a research nurse, where I use attention to detail to ensure that patients are cared for using best practice while high quality work is produced.  I hope to be able to use some of these skills in this Governor role, as the school seeks to continuously improve and provide a nurturing learning environment. 

Shmma Quraishe